Silent Ozu — Three Crime Dramas (1930-1933) [Criterion Collection]

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Silent Ozu — Three Crime Dramas (1930-1933) [Criterion Collection]

Silent Ozu — Three Crime Dramas (1930-1933) [Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series 42]
DVD Video, 3 x DVD5 | 1hr 40mn + 1hr 36mn + 1hr 05mn | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 3 x ~ 4.2 Gb
Japanese (日本語): Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 384 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance

The great Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu is best known for the stately, meditative domestic dramas he made after World War II. But during his first decade at Shochiku studios, where he dabbled in many genres, he put out a trio of precisely rendered, magnificently shot and edited silent crime films about the hopes, dreams, and loves of small-time crooks. Heavily influenced in narrative and visual style by the American films that Ozu adored, these movies are revelatory early examples of his cinematic genius, accompanied here by new piano scores by Neil Brand.

My Honor Was Loyalty / Моя честь была верностью (2015) [ReUp]

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My Honor Was Loyalty / Моя честь была верностью (2015) [ReUp]

My Honor Was Loyalty / Моя честь была верностью (2015)
DVD Video | 1hr 55mn | PAL 16:9 | 720x576 | 5.64 Gb
German: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian
Genre: Drama

Untersharführer Ludwig Herckel (Leone Frisa), devoted and patriotic soldier of the important 1^ Division SS Leibstandarte, after having fought in different fronts, will face the worst …

Dirizhyor / The Conductor / Дирижёр (2012) [ReUp]

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Dirizhyor / The Conductor / Дирижёр (2012) [ReUp]

Dirizhyor / The Conductor / Дирижёр (2012)[Custom]
DVD Video | 1hr 26mn | PAL 16:9 | 720x576 | 7.19 Gb
Russian: Dolby AC3, 6 ch \ Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitle: Russian, English
Genre: Drama

The conductor goes with the orchestra to Jerusalem to execute the oratorio "Passion according to St.Matthew". But tours are wrapped in the tragedy. The black sun of Jerusalem unmasks with main the hero of the successful artist, forces to see itself in ruthless nakedness of egoism and cruelty. Sometimes in 3 days of people can overestimate and rethink the life completely. To change never late.

Masters Of Russian Animation (1962-1991)

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Masters Of Russian Animation (1962-1991)

Masters Of Russian Animation (1962-1991)
4xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Covers | 540 mins | 26 Gb
Audio: Russian AC3 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English hardcoded
Genre: Animation, Cartoon

An extraordinary collection of award-winning animated short films by Russia's world-renowned directors and artists. Digitally restored from 35mm materials newly printed by the National Film Archive of Russia, these are the highly personal animated short films from the Soyuzmultfilm Studio.
Winners of the top prizes at Annecy, Cannes, Colombo, Delhi, Espinho, Grijon, Hiroshima, Kiev, Krakow, Lille, London, Mamaia, Melbourne, Moscow, New York, Oberhausen, Odense, Ottawa, Stuttgart, Sydney, Tampere, Tours, Venice, and Zagreb. Presented in anthology format for the first time.

Burden of Dreams (1982) [The Criterion Collection #287 - OUT OF PRINT]

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Burden of Dreams (1982) [The Criterion Collection #287 - OUT OF PRINT]

Burden of Dreams (1982)
A Film by Les Blank
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover+Booklet+Book | 01:34:59 | 7,91 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Documentary | The Criterion Collection #287

For nearly five years, acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog desperately tried to complete one of the most ambitious and difficult films of his career, Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man’s attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Documentary filmmaker Les Blank captured the unfolding of this production, made more perilous by Herzog’s determination to shoot the most daunting scenes without models or special effects, including a sequence requiring hundreds of indigenous Peruvians to pull a full-size, 320-ton steamship over a small mountain. The result is an extraordinary document of the filmmaking process and a unique look into the single-minded mission of one of cinema’s most fearless directors.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner (2010)

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Breakfast Lunch Dinner (2010)

Breakfast Lunch Dinner (2010)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 16:9 | 01:27:38 | 6,82 Gb
Audio: Cantonese LPCM 2.0 @ 1536 Kbps | Subs: English, Chinese
Genre: Art-house, Drama

Helmed by three female directors, this omnibus features three films set in China, Thailand and Singapore respectively. Each story occurs at a specific mealtime, and seeks to interpret the frailties and complexities of love through different Asian perspectives. All three stories are tethered with the question, "Will you marry me?" Mirroring the repasts themselves, Breakfast and Dinner are heavier in tone, while Lunch is light with a sprinkle of humor.

Escape from Japan (1964)

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Escape from Japan (1964)

Escape from Japan (1964)
A Film by Yoshishige Yoshida
DVD5 Custom | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:33:23 | 4,33 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English, French, Russian
Genre: Action, Thriller

As Japan is preparing to host the Olympics, a gang member wanting to go to America is sought after by the police after helping his friend conduct a robbery.

Camille Claudel (1988) [Request]

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Camille Claudel (1988) [Request]

Camille Claudel (1988)
A film by Bruno Nuytten
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 16:9 | Cover | 02:45:58 | 7,25 Gb
Audio: French 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

When renowned French sculptor Auguste Rodin (Gérard Depardieu) notices the raw sculpting talent of the beautiful and precocious Camille Claudel (Isabelle Adjani), the two artists begin a scandalous love affair. Camille becomes Auguste's muse and assistant, sacrificing her own work to contribute to his sculptures. However, when her work goes unrecognized and she desires attention of her own, Camille is left alone and gradually spirals into mental illness.

Scattered Clouds (1967) Midaregumo [ReUP 2019]

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Scattered Clouds (1967) Midaregumo [ReUP 2019]

Scattered Clouds (1967)
A Film by Mikio Naruse
DVD9 Custom | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:47:53 | 7,11 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (added), Japanese
Genre: Art-house, Drama, Romance

In this Japanese romance, the trouble begins after a fellow is involved in a fatal car accident. Though he was deemed blameless in the crash, his company still transfers him from Tokyo to a remote branch in a small town. Just before he leaves, the fellow, who is now overcome with guilt, offers the dead man's widow a large sum of money. She refuses it at first, but then listens to her persistent in-laws and takes the cash. She then decides to return to her hometown to recover. Naturally it is the town where the young man has been assigned….

Blume in Love (1973) [Re-Up]

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Blume in Love (1973) [Re-Up]

Blume in Love (1973)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 01:15:32 | 4.91 Gb
Audio: AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps: English, French | Subs: English, French, Spanish
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

In the Los Angeles of yoga, therapy, and well-off liberals, a divorcé decides that his ex-wife is the love of his life in Paul Mazursky's romantic comedy. Beverly Hills divorce lawyer Stephen Blume (George Segal) becomes his own client when his social worker wife Nina (Susan Anspach) throws him out for sleeping with his secretary. Only then does Blume realize that he can't live without Nina, even though she seems fine without him, and he has a new sex partner in divorcée Arlene (Marsha Mason). So what does he do to win Nina back? Befriend her laid-back musician beau, Elmo (Kris Kristofferson), show up at her house with breakfast bagels, eavesdrop on her therapy sessions, and forcibly impregnate her, of course. Banished to their former honeymoon site in Venice, Italy while Nina thinks things over, Blume reflects on his past and his obsession, as he dreamily hopes for the best. Cutting between Blume's musings on love and loss in Venice's Piazza San Marco and the events in L.A. that brought him there, Mazursky humorously yet sharply dissects the complications of marriage in the let-it-all-hang-out Me Decade of the 1970s.

Countess Perverse (1973) La comtesse perverse [Mondo Macabro] [ReUP 2019]

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Countess Perverse (1973)  La comtesse perverse [Mondo Macabro] [ReUP 2019]

Countess Perverse (1973)
A Film by Jesús Franco
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | Cover + DVD Scan | 01:16:17 | 6,99 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Exploitation | Mondo Macabro

A wealthy aristocratic couple lures victims to their remote island. Once on the island their victims are forced to participate in their sadistic game in which they are hunted and their corpses are then feasted upon.

The Wanderers (1979) [Re-Up]

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The Wanderers (1979) [Re-Up]

The Wanderers (1979)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 01:56:50 | ~ 3.91 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English, French
Genre: Drama, Coming-of-Age

The year 1979 saw an epidemic of American street-gang films, including Philip Kaufman's hit period drama The Wanderers. Set in the Bronx in 1963, the film concerns the titular gang of Italian-American teens and their ongoing power struggle with the rival "Fordham Baldies." Richard Price, upon whose novel this film was based, drew from his own experiences to weave his tale. Essentially a series of anecdotes-some tension-filled, some amusing – The Wanderers climaxes on the occasion of the J.F.K. assassination, which for Price and hundreds and thousands of his aimless contemporaries served as a wake-up call. Viewed from the vantage point of the 1990s, one would wish that the current street gangs be shocked into adulthood with such suddenness (though not through the same tragic means). Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, and Linda Manz are among the standout performers in this richly detailed period piece.

Savage Messiah (1972) [Re-Up]

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Savage Messiah (1972) [Re-Up]

Savage Messiah (1972)
DVD5 (custom) | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 01:38:46 | 4.3 Gb
Audio: Russian, English (AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps) | Subs: None
Genre: Drama, Biography

Based on the book of the same name by H.S. Ede, eccentric director Ken Russell created this biographical drama of a great early 20th century artist who died tragically young. Henri Gaudier (Scott Anthony) is only 18 years old, a self-taught Parisian sculptor of enormous talent but prone to rash, exuberant behavior. Henri meets and begins a platonic but emotionally intense relationship with Sophie Brzeksa (Dorothy Tutin), a cultured Polish woman 20 years his senior. The relationship between Henri and Sophie remains inspired and impassioned, if not sexual, and her air of intelligent refinement positively impacts his life and work. Eventually, the couple moves to London, where Henri takes his partner's last name, and his star rises in the art world as the chief proponent of Vorticism, an offshoot of Cubism and Futurism. In real life, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska was a signer of the Vorticist Manifesto and a founder of The London School along with his patron, Ezra Pound, but his genius was not recognized until after his death.

Notre-Dame de Paris (1999) [Re-Up]

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Notre-Dame de Paris (1999) [Re-Up]

Notre-Dame de Paris (1999)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 4:3 (720x480) VBR | 02:27:55 | 7.15 Gb
Audio: French AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: English, French, German, Spanish
Genre: Musical, Drama, Romance

Notre-Dame de Paris is a sung-through French and French-Canadian musical which debuted on 16 September 1998 in Paris. It is based upon the novel Notre-Dame de Paris by the French novelist Victor Hugo. The music was composed by Riccardo Cocciante and the lyrics are by Luc Plamondon. Since its debut, it has been played in France, Canada, Belgium, Russia, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, South Korea, Haiti, Taiwan, and Singapore. Notre-Dame de Paris, according to the Guinness Book of Records, had the most successful first year of any musical ever.

Naked (1993) [The Criterion Colection #307] [ReUP 2019]

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Naked (1993) [The Criterion Colection #307] [ReUP 2019]

Naked (1993)
A Film by Mike Leigh
DVD9 + DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover+Booklet | 02:11:38 | 11,99 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subtitles: English (SDH)
Genre: Drama, Comedy | The Criterion Colection #307

The brilliant and controversial Naked, from director Mike Leigh, stars David Thewlis as Johnny, a charming and eloquent but relentlessly vicious drifter. Rejecting anyone who might care for him, the volcanic Johnny hurls himself around London on a nocturnal odyssey, colliding with a succession of other desperate and dispossessed people and scorching everyone in his path. With a virtuoso script and raw performances from Thewlis and costars Katrin Cartlidge and Lesley Sharp, Leigh’s depiction of England’s underbelly is an amalgam of black comedy and doomsday prophecy that took the best director and best actor prizes at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.